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Tech Talk: As GDPR looms, companies rush to comply

Our tech experts take a look at what the May 25 deadline for compliance with new EU privacy rules means, and how companies are struggling to make sure they're ready.

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Patch update: Monthly Rollup previews arrive for Win7, 8.1, along with updates for Win10 1607, 1703

The Monthly Rollup preview for Win7 doesn't fix the network driver bug in this month's Monthly Rollup. The 1607 and 1703 cumulative updates tackle long lists of boring fixes.

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Why Linux apps on Chromebooks are a really big deal (really!)

Linux app support for Chrome OS may sound like a big heaping bowl of irrelevant geek stew, but don't be fooled: This move is enormously significant.

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Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 puts Teams collaboration at its core

The first iteration of Microsoft’s digital whiteboard is now in use at 5,000 businesses, but questions remain about customer demand long term.

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Solving a blockchain conundrum: Biometrics could recover lost encryption keys

While blockchain holds the promise of creating a secure global network over which anyone can exchange data for a myriad of business or personal transactions, the encryption behind the distributed ledger also means if you lose your...

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Lots of little Microsoft patches, but nothing for this month’s big bugs — and no Previews

The third Tuesday of the month brought a handful of fixes, but nothing that addresses the Win10 1803 solid-state drive fiasco, or the network clobbering in Windows 7 — and there are no Monthly Rollup Previews.

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FAQ: How Edge's Application Guard and isolated browsing work

Microsoft has added anti-malware, anti-exploit technology to Windows 10 Pro in a bid to make the Web safer for employees using the company's Edge browser.

Android P Annoyances

10 annoying things about Android P (that'll hopefully be fixed soon)

Android P isn't all sugar and diamonds. Can Google get these quirks worked out in time for the software's final release?

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Win10 version 1803 incompatible with Toshiba solid state drives, too

First we find out Win10 version 1803 doesn’t work with Intel SSD6 solid state drives -- thus, by implication, many Surface Pro (2017) machines -- now we learn it also doesn’t work with Toshiba SSDs.

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Overstock.com puts a lot of stock in blockchain

Four years ago, Overstock.com began accepting bitcoin as a form of payment. It also created a venture capital arm that has invested in a dozen companies using bitcoin's underlying technology to create a new trust model.

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Microsoft finally stops screwing Surface Pro 4 owners with flickergate

In a well-orchestrated Friday night news dump, Microsoft has announced a reversal of its customer-antagonistic flickergate policy. If you have a Surface Pro 4 that flickers like a firefly in heat, you can now exchange it for a...

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Two more evolving threats: JavaScript in Excel and payment processing in Outlook

In the well-established Office Ready-Fire-Aim tradition, Microsoft adds two new “features” that beg to be abused. Details appeared at Build, and the bad guys already have their keyboards primed.

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Surface Pro (2017) owners hitting Win10 1803 update blue screens. Now we know why.

Microsoft and Intel now agree: If your machine has an Intel SSD 600p or SSD Pro 6000p, don’t force it to install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, version 1803. Surface Pro 2017 owners with a compromised SSD have an extra hurdle: bad...

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What's in the latest Firefox update? Enterprise management engine

Firefox 60 for Windows, macOS and Linux includes a policy engine that allows IT admins to manage the browser within the enterprise.

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What it costs to keep up with Windows 10's upgrade tempo

Microsoft's twice-a-year feature updates are a greater burden on companies than the old upgrade-every-six-years pace businesses used to face, according to Gartner Research.

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Patch Tuesday problems, fixes — but no cause for immediate alarm

Important takeaways from this month’s Patch Tuesday: Get Win10 1803 updated if you can, but watch out for bogus lingering partitions; Remote Desktop flakiness has a solution; and the VBScript zero-day reiterates how badly broken...

Android P Features

9 new Android P features that'll make you more productive

P is for productivity: These nine new Android P features will help you get more done with less effort.

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De Beers and other jewelry industry giants create blockchains to verify gems

The world's major jewelry and gem businesses are deploying a blockchain electronic ledgers that will verify the origins of their products, all the way from the mines to the retail cases.

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WWDC: AltConf announces London, San Jose alternative developer conferences

Developers will be able to meet and talk about WWDC at AltConf events in London and San Jose, California.

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Two vendors now sell iPhone cracking technology – and police are buying

Local and regional police departments and federal agencies are lining up to buy technology from two companies whose products can bypass iPhone security mechanisms.

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